Eminent polo player from Buchi Babu family of Luz passes away in Delhi, playing polo

The well-known Buchi Babu family with roots at Luz House in Luz is in grief. A senior member, Madhav Buchi Prakash who was born and lived here suffered a massive heart attack whilst doing what he loved best – playing polo – at a Delhi ground. This was on August 28.

He was born on Nov 10, 1950, so was 71 years old.

One of his children, Abhimanyu Prakash told this newspaper, “My father passed away while playing polo, riding his polo pony at a full gallop.”

The funeral is to be heldĀ  in Delhi

Buchi Prakash was the great grandson of Buchi Babu (known as father of south Indian cricket) and was one of the eminent polo players from Madras to have played for the country and is still the highest handicap player from South India.

He is bereaved by Urmila, Malavika, Abhimanyu & Ishani, Kadambari & Parthiv and granddaughter Inara.

  • The lead for this story came from Vivekanand

3 Comments on “Eminent polo player from Buchi Babu family of Luz passes away in Delhi, playing polo”

  1. Buchi was a dear friend and we played Polo together.Our deep condolences to the family.What a way to leave this world,envy him.Please try and send his Sons mobile number.Rgds.Brig DC Katoch VSM Retired,

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